The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena’s trustees started the grants program nearly ten years ago, and since then we have funded varied projects such as bible study group materials, minor building repairs, and national ministry conference attendance.  These grants are funded by the Foundation’s unrestricted resources and approved by our Board of Trustees.

Upcoming Grants Cycle Announcement:  We are pleased to release the next fiscal year’s grants program from the Foundation.  Click on the link below for our Grant Guidelines and Application.  The application deadline is June 30, 2017, with awards made by the end of July, 2017.  The application process is simple; please look it over and contact the Foundation if you have questions.

FY2018 Grant Application & Guidelines

Last year the Foundation Board approved just over $60,000 in grants:

Anaconda Catholic Community
$1,500 to redesign 3 classrooms to create a better learning enviornment for K-5 students

Blessed Trinity (Missoula)
$2,500 to attend the RCIA Institute to equip the parish RCIA team with needed skills to plan, implement & evaluate RCIA rituals

Butte Catholic Community North / St. Patrick
$2,000 for installation of a perimeter fence at 102 S. Washington St.

Butte Catholic Community Youth Ministry
$500 to finance the youth minster’s travel, hotel & registration to the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

Carroll College Engineers without Borders
$2,000 for the seismic retrofit of the Instituto La Asuncion school in Guatemala

Catholic Social Services of Montana
$1,500 to fund support ministry to promote hope, health & healing for families struggling to provide adequate diapers for their babies and young children

Catholic Youth Rural Outreach (Big Fork, Kalispell, Polson)
$1,000 to provide youth ministry retreats and events, weekly youth group nights & weekly bible studies

De La Salle Blackfeet School (Browning)
$1,000 for the after school enrichment program

Guatemala Mission
$4,000 to assist Clinica Maxena to provide care for patients, especially children, whose condition (cancer or surgery) requires care off-site

Holy Cross Parish (Townsend)
$1,000 to provide RE program support

Holy Cross Parish (Townsend)
$1,000 to match funds for CYC & Legendary Lodge scholarships

Holy Family Parish (Three Forks)
$979 to install safety metal railing along inclined walkway leading to the main church entrance

Holy Spirit Parish (Butte)
$1,200 for evangelization training & evangelization

Immaculate Conception Parish (Deer Lodge)
$250 to initiate a parish resource library with an assortment of Catholic books & cd’s

Immaculate Conception Parish (Deer Lodge)
$750 to purchase bibles for Warm Springs & Montana State Prison; rosaries & other devotionals for Warm Springs

Immaculate Conception Parish (Deer Lodge)
$750 to purchase bibles, rosaries, crosses, pamphlets & literature to be used in evangelization of Warm Springs State Hospital patients

Little Flower Parish (Browning)
$2,500 to provide start up funds for a Teen Search program

Loyola Sacred Heart High School (Missoula)
$1,500 for an event to present the opportunity for youth & adults to encounter Christ on a personal level

Madison County Catholic Community
$500 for duct work replacement in the basement of St. Patrick Mission (Ennis)

Montana Tech Catholic Campus Ministry (Butte)
$2,000 for Veritas Forum speaker(s) for a campus event

Notre Dame Mission (Twin Bridges)
$500 for construction of a memorial garden

Our Lady of the Valley Parish (Helena)
$2,000 to install new power-assisted front doors with crash bars to meet ADA standards & accommodate disabilities

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish (East Helena)
$2,000 for audio/visual multi-media equipment for public ministry use at the parish

St. Ann Parish (Butte)
$1,200 for 2 ministries: 1) adult ed “Little Rock” program & 2) seed money for a new program for ex-felons & poor

St. Anne Parish (Heart Butte)
$1,500 for the youth religious education program

St. Anthony Parish (Missoula)
$1,500 to assist in funding the sub-base repair & resurfacing of a 66 space asphalt parking lot

St. Anthony Parish (Missoula)
$2,500 to assist in funding the replacement of the main roof on the church building

St. Francis Parish (Valier)
$987.39 for a large screen tv for junior high & adult RE classes & 6 sets of adult bible study books for 10 people

St. Francis Xavier Parish Youth Group (Missoula)
$2,000 to fund the renovation of the youth group room for safety & technological needs

St. Ignatius Mission
$3,000 to replace crumbling steps with weather resistant outdoor steps into the church

St. John the Evangelist Parish (Fairfield)
$1,500 for speaker fees for 2 Sunday speaker events & for classroom improvements

St. Joseph Parish (Choteau)
$1,000 for support for young adult bible study – 20 Magnificat subscriptions, meals, misc.

St. Joseph Parish (Libby)
$2,500 to assist in funding for a safe sidewalk & parking lot for elderly parishioners

St. Margaret Catholic Community (Cut Bank)
$600 for 6 sets of adult bible study books for 10 people

St. Mary Catholic Community (Helena)
$2,000  for a wireless upgrade for reliable wi-fi & 2 new computers for the office complex

St. Mary’s Mission (Stevensville)
$3,250 for the maintenance, upkeep & repair of the parish’s physical plant

St. Michael Parish (Conrad)
$250 to assist in furthering the education of a newly hired DRE

St. Richard Parish (Columbia Falls)
$500 to upgrade shelves & rug for classrooms

St. Richard Parish (Columbia Falls)
$1,500 to create a shared vision of youth ministry through lay volunteer leadership development & religious education programming & events at the parish

St. Theodore Mission (Avon)
$300 to initiate a resource library with an assorment of Catholic books & cd’s

St. William Parish (Shelby)
$1,000 for an adult bible study 2016-2019 and roof repair summer of 2016